Credit Where It Is Due

Credit Where It is Due

I like to make photographs, and I enjoy being praised for what I have done. But God teaches a different attitude, one of thankfulness and humility. He pointed that out to me recently. I DO NOT MAKE THESE PHOTOGRAPHS ALONE. I didn't create the light, or the technology which makes photography possible. I didn't buy my camera, it was a gift from my husband. I didn't give myself the ability to see through the camera in order to make an image which others find pleasing. It is right to use what I have been given to the best of my ability, but it is wrong to take credit for what I have not done. God made the light, the elements which are used to manufacture the camera, and the world from which these images come. He has given me gifts: people to teach me, eyes to see with, and a brain to process information. I am thankful for these gifts. He deserves all the praise, not I.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Bench in Black & White


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I took this last month on the same day as some other posted photos. It was a good day for photography!
This has been cropped, the contrast adjusted, and a red filter applied. I like it! 

For more monochrome photos visit Monochrome Weekend.
You can find Shadow Shot Sunday here.

33 comments:

LDH said...

Nice photo! I like the lines in the bench, the tone and the shadows it created. Great editing!

awarewriter said...

I like it too Dimple. The image is a fine B&W print. The shadows and the light are rich and the composition is pleasing. You did a great job with contrast and tonality.

Thanks for dropping by my place. I got so many nice images from that one roll but I keep coming back to the Emerald Lake image too. It may be my favorite. I shot low from a crouch and I like the way the trail rises and goes off to the right. It does rise too.

Paulie said...

Great catch! Love the back design and the photography is pretty neat too.

My bench blog is at http://fortheloveofbenchescontinued.blogspot.com/

Paulie said...

If I sent a hundred comments for this post I am sorry -- it would not send and give me message that it was sent for approval

jennyfreckles said...

That's a lovely image. I like the shadows.

Dragonstar said...

I like this, you've done a great job with the cropping etc. The regular design of the bench set against all those shadows make a fine mono.

Thanks for visiting mine. Yes, it's the same place as the one I posted last week, but on the other side of the pier.

The one with the View said...

nice job, love the shadows you captured

John said...

Viewed large the detail is really crisp.

Sylvia K said...

Great editing job and what a perfect shadow shot! I love it! Hope you have a great weekend, Dimple!

Sylvia

becky at abbeystyle said...

Very statuesque bench. Nice job! Think I'll try some monochrome stuff.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Nice selection..love the shadows and the detail in this lovely bench!

Stine in Ontario said...

The bench casts such a strong, crisp shadow. Nice!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Love the B&W and still I can see the crispy captured shadow of that pretty bench.

Seems so alone and it need more sunshine too §;-) so people around can use it.

Happy SS

Julie said...

I adore the ornate wrought iron but it is the dappling of the shadows that makes this mono shot so very worth while.

Ralph said...

That is a very nice looking bench on its own. The sun is not strong enough to make for a warm seating now, but the bench will be in use soon. The B&W allows for a well defined shadow.

We all await Spring...

Joops said...

Beautiful shadow shot!

My Shadow Shots

Spiderdama said...

Great pic and shadow, nice in b/w.

Mona Sweden http://fotoentusiastenfotoblogg.blogg.se said...

What a beautiful bench. I like the shadows. You have done a great editing job.
Thanks for stopping by.
http://fotoentusiastenfotoblogg.blogg.se/category/monochrome-weekend.html

Dagrun said...

I like it too. Redfilter was a good idea, it brings out the light very well!

Greyscale Territory said...

The monochrome certainly creates a whole scene of shadows at play! Lovely photo!

knitwit said...

There's something about a bench in black and white. I love it!

Irene said...

Nice ... well done!

mitsukoshi said...

I like it too! There's a certain peace to it.

Patti said...

The bench features simple lines and angles and offers a nice clear shadow.

Very serene scene you've captured, Dimple.

Carolyn Ford said...

And, I like it three! Very complex shadows which means there is a lot around that bench. What a lovely place to relax and just let the world go by.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Hey thanks about the lighting comment. I was trying to both magnify the subject yet soften what I detest- cars, trucks, telephone wires and streets- I had this in my draft for a month (lol).. I suppose to certain businesses, aesthetics matter and others find it impossible? Anyway, have a great weekend-

happilyretired said...

I like it as well ;-)
Makes me want to sit a while ... just because.
Beautiful shadows and highlights!
Hugs and blessings,

Paulie said...

Thanks for the link to see the white bench in Canada. it is a magnificent view that little white bench has!

Pondside said...

I can't make any educated comments on the quality of the photograph - just that it is lovely and has a certain poignancy to it. I think I'd like to sit here and dream for a while.

Life with Kaishon said...

I think benches are beautiful! Very, very nice : )

DUTA said...

This bench with ornamental back, arms, and legs is very 'inviting'; on a sunny day sitting upon it offers the advantage of good shadow.
As usual, your capture is fascinating.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

I like the design on the back of the bench.

RuneE said...

That is one monochrome bench to be proud of.